First, we go proto-punk. Before The Sex Pistols, or The Ramones, there was A Band Called Death. That’s the name of a new music documentary coming to the Triad this weekend. Our Technical Producer Eddie Garcia explores the musical and personal relationships of the Hackney Brothers with Charlotte film maker Jeff Howlett. Next Peter Kairoff is back at the keyboard with Frederick Chopin's Romantic piano music. Hear how it evokes early Italian opera, the expressive nature of the serenade, and so much more. And we wrap up today’s program at… Elsewhere. That’s Greensboro’s living museum, and it’s the site of an amazing musical experiment. What would happen if you composed a piece of music using nothing but found objects, polled your audience on how your piece should be performed, and then invited the room full of non-musicians to perform your work? Southern Constellations fellow Andrew Raffo Dewar will answer that question and everything else you ever wanted to know about Material Music.
Today it’s a Triad Arts Weekend poetry and spoken word slam like you’ve never heard before. Featuring Ed Wilson, Kwame Dawes, Rhett Iseman Trull, Joe Mills, Josephus III, Fred Chapell, Kianga Ford, A.C. Hardy, Helen Losse and Terri Kirby Erickson. To top it off, Peter Kairoff will help us understand the beauty of Brahms.
Today we delve into a great hour of summer music. First up: the unique sound that is the Darnell Woodies. Their fusion of bluegrass, punk, rock, jazz, and more comes to Studio A. Then it's Durham-based MC Taylor and Hiss Golden Messenger. MC is one of the finest songwriters in America today. David Bowie described MC's latest LP Poor Moon as, "...mystical country, like an eerie yellowing photograph." And then, it's the Grammy Award winning Athens, Georgia based singer/songwriter, producer and front man for the Drive-By Truckers, Patterson Hood.